I wonder that you could definitely guess what our challenge was this fortnight? Aha, I knew you could do it. A card by any other shape than a square or a rectangle to be exact.
I got my nested star dies last fall with every intention of making one of these dimensional star cards but those good intentions got a little sidelined. Thankfully, this was the perfect challenge to give it a try. I found a good video tutorial here at DDStamps. Believe me, it is not as involved as it might appear to be.
My star base is Marina Mist and I used white glitter paper for my 3-D star portion. The center is embossed with Pewter EP. So what would be better than making one of these stars?
These cards are a little bit smaller being around 4". But they're so cute!
And speaking of shaping up and being a little smaller, I'm going to brag just a wee bit and let you in on a little milestone I've achieved. Since mid-September I have lost 30 pounds! I'm counting Weight Watcher points and my back rehab has me focused on moving more (recumbent bike daily and physical therapy home program). I can't wait until the weather starts being more cooperative so I can get out and walk without worrying about snow or ice. I still have a bigger goal in mind but I am very pleased with where I am right now. And I have a wonderful friend who is doing the same and we're each others' cheerleaders which has helped tremendously to stay on track.
So, let's go check out the other "shapely" ladies' creations at the Jingle Belle blog.